Author: Rose Backs

3 Tips for a Better Silent Auction

The silent auction is a great opportunity to build community involvement into your event and allow almost every guest to participate. Keep in mind Silent Auction bidding is just like department store shopping. While it is a relatively simple to …

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Spring Wrap Up

The beginning if May indicates warmer weather and time for boats and BBQ’s. The fundraising auction season is slowing down and only a few brave and focused groups will dare to have an event that competes with the beauty of …

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Hire a pro, yes or no?

You spend countless hours setting the stage for your major fundraising event of the year. You’ve carefully considered every detail of your auction: date, location, theme, items, speakers etc. So, why would you trust the most important part (where your …

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Do you know your auction bidders?

Do you know your auction bidders? This happens quite often: An organizer from an event attends another event and sees an item bring a large amount of money in the auction. This organizer decides to mimic the item and when …

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Raising Friends and Funds.

One of the questions I hear over and over again is “Why isn’t my event growing?” I believe there are typically a multitude of answers but for now I’d like to cover just one.    Encouraging participation.   Your benefit …

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Boys and Girls Club Auction

Selling two times for a total of $17,000 the Sizzler was the highlight of the night. Although,  it brought in the highest bids it wasn’t alone in spectacular prices realized. A trip to Roatan Honduras and a Big Sky Montana …

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